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Nov 11, 2015

Julius Seconds the Notion for Urgent Change in P.U.P.

Julius Espat

Espat agrees with Cordel Hyde that the Party needs to go back to its roots and shake things up, since the package currently being served isn’t getting the job done.

 

Julius Espat, Deputy Leader, P.U.P.

“I don’t think we are explaining our story as best as we could. We have to learn to fight a machinery that has more money than us; that’s a fact. We have been able to do that in Cayo South and some other constituencies have learnt to do that, but if the others don’t do that, they will never win. People have to believe in the candidate and the only way somebody will believe in you is if you put in the work from day one. From the day I decided to run in Cayo South, I have been with my people; I have been working for them, I have been fighting for them and I have not been able to achieve even ten percent of what I have wanted to receive. But the people see that you are trying and the people believe that you are a fighter and that is what politics is all about. It is not about popularity; it is not about being on a stage and talk big and shout P.U.P. all the way. That’s just rhetoric. So I believe the party needs a leader that is willing to get up at five in the morning and go to sleep at twelve in the night and travel this country and meet with his people and be democratic—true democracy, meaning  we have to listen to the people. And if that means that we have to change some of our players or most of our players—don’t know what that reality is—then we have to be able and ready to do that. If not, the People’s United Party will never be the party it once was. I believe in the P.U.P.; I have been loyal to two party leaders, fiercely loyal. But my love right now is to Cayo South and my love has to be returned back to them…all the energy that I have, I have to give back to my people.”

 

Reporter

“Would you be loyal to anyone else in the position if it were not you?”

 

Julius Espat

“No I am not there. I have been loyal to the last two party leaders. If you ask any of them, I have been hardworking behind the scenes.”

 

Reporter

“We are talking about John Briceño or Cordel Hyde.”

 

Julius Espat

“Both of them have talents. I am more familiar with John Briceño because I worked under him, but Cordel has some incredible attributes that I think that he can bring to the party. It is just a matter that the people have to decide who that leader is and I will be there. I will be there to do my part.”

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